Wednesday, 18 August 2010

A dress for a princess

We're going on a holiday in a while and it is in a place that will hopefully require some summery clothing!

I realised that none of the clothes from last summer will fit my rapidly growing gaggle of girls so got started on summer frocks.


Miss G has a lot of hand me downs, but at the moment she is the wrong size each season compared to what her sisters were, so there is still some need for me to sew (that's my reason and I am sticking to it!).


This is the incredibly easy to sew (and I think easy to wear as the girls love them) Miss Madeline from the Handmade Dress.
This is made in some deliciously soft Far Far Away 1 fabric by Heather Ross, the Princess and the Pea.

I got this double gauze at the Amitie sale a bit over a week ago and cannot believe how lovely it is.
So soft and really easy to sew, would love to get some more...

Excuse the lousy 'end-of-the-day-not-very-bright-singlet-poking-out-from-under-my-dress' photos.

19 comments:

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

Just lovely - what a lucky little girl :-)
Can you make a grown up one for me?

Kate said...

I adore that dress. I think I'm going to click on over and buy the pattern now. We are also going away somewhere hopefully warm soon but I can't seem to get inspired to sew warm in this arctic weather. Your gorgeous example and your little princess might be just the inspiration I was needing. Thanks. X

cherri said...

Oh I can't wait to start summer dress sewing!

That is a very pretty dress and your little Miss is adorable.

Carolyn said...

they look lovely,

But hey, they might be the end of the day pics, but the hair clip has remained in there the whole day!

Little Munchkins said...

I love this! It looks so cute on her and will be perfect for the warmer weather.

I have some of that print too and I can't decide which pattern to use. Earlier this year I made a round neck top using the unicorns - don't think I ever blogged it!

Double gauze = floaty and dreamy!

Gina said...

Adorable. I love the feel of double-gauze. Not quite the practical item to make anything for my boys, alas. (Unless I was clever enough to make summer button-down shirts, but nah...)

Gina said...

Adorable. I love the feel of double-gauze. Not quite the practical item to make anything for my boys, alas. (Unless I was clever enough to make summer button-down shirts, but nah...)

beccasauras said...

we'd better hook up before you go, getting more and more cast off's every day! Could be some clothes you could cut sleeves off etc too. Working all next week, but maybe a weekend?

beccasauras said...

we'd better hook up before you go, getting more and more cast off's every day! Could be some clothes you could cut sleeves off etc too. Working all next week, but maybe a weekend?

Mira Narnie said...

love it - just so soft and dreamy and spring like! Enjoy your holiday!

willow and moo said...

Super sweet dress!
G is gorgeous. :)

Tanya said...

I love double guaze. OOH, when are holidays? Wow, the sun is still shining somewhere is it?!

Andrea said...

Oh Miss G is so grown up and so adorable, that second photo of her is just lovely.
Love the dress too, that is one of my favourite patterns and I am thinking I will be using it for a lot of gifts this year!
Enjoy your holiday.

Cass said...

Karen the dress is lovely but I really want to say how gorgeous Miss G looks. She is really starting to look so grown up, no longer a little baby

Sally said...

Stunning. Such a gorgeous dress... oh and to be making clothes for a holiday. How absolutely wonderful.

Colette said...

What a gorgeous dress - I'm just in the middle of making a pattern for a very similar dress, hoping to get mine finished before summer is finished over here!

make it perfect said...

a warm holiday sounds lovely.
such a cute dress!!

Liam's Mummy said...

That double gauze is just beautiful, isn't it.

sweet emmelie said...

I love it!! i want to make one! love that fabric.